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Fairly steep climb on part to top

Views from the bottom, along the climb and on the top are well worth the effort. The return... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
sbtuohy
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Easy to follow trail with magnificent views

A relatively easy hike with great views at the top. Seems to be a very popular trail, lots of... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
JZedder12
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Saint John, Canada
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All reviews car park old kenmare road great walk well worth the effort steep steps muckross house moss covered trees easy hike sunny day take your time beautiful scenery killarney national park ring of kerry torc trail waterfall climb
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Views from the bottom, along the climb and on the top are well worth the effort. The return portion of the trek is much easier

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

A relatively easy hike with great views at the top. Seems to be a very popular trail, lots of people were heading up and down the mountain. A bit confusing as from the parking lot the trail leads you around the backside of the mountain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JZedder12
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great walk (allow 4 hours return from bottom Torc waterfall car park for average/slower walkers) follow signs to top of torc waterfall then turn left (from stairs climbing) to top car park and walk up old Kenmare road thru lovely first and then open heathland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

We decided to take this hike in the national Park because we wanted to be a little challenged but get rewarded at the end. This hike scored met both goals. Based on what I had read I didn't think the climb would be all that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bill p
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We made the trek to Torc Mountain. It took us 20 mins of following the wrong trail before we realised we were headed in the wrong direction (down hill). Here are the directions as we found it difficult to find as there are no signs...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank AusTraveller15
Reviewed August 27, 2018

we just made the short Tork Waterfall today. this place is beautiful but was a bit crowdy. The waterfall is wonderful and the walk is very nice. We met people of all ages also the walk is not easy.. We recommend this place very much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zziv2000
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I am in moderately good condition for a person in their middle age, and this walk was demanding but worth it. Be sure to go in the direction indicated, as going down those steps would be difficult - going up is hard enough.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AHB007
Reviewed August 6, 2018

You will feel this dramatic and quick vertical climb but take your time and grind your way upwards because the views from the top are so worth it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lilcapman
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice hike if you have a group with varying levels of fitness. It's a fairly easy hike up. The train is very well marked and there were ramps over bogs. The view at the summit is splendid and it's worth taking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TravelLife19
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Very nice but do not do this if you cannot walk up a fairly steep incline on uneven ground. The falls are amazing but stairs are somewhat treacherous.

Date of experience: June 2018
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mifoodtraveler
April 29, 2015|
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Response from hansg632 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on personal hiking condition. We made it in 70 minutes to the top. But we were of good speed. I would say up to 100 minutes is ok.
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Aoife M
January 8, 2015|
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Hi I would recommend a pair of good comfy shoes, keep your stuff in backpack , hiking sticks are useful. If you have baby don't drag the buggy.Baby carer highly recommended. Cause you'll go up and up. And then back down... More
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Torc Mountain Walk or Alternatives? (12 Replies)
We are hoping to get a hike in while visiting Killarney. The Torc Mountain Walk looks like it could be perfect in a lot of ways, but I'm a little skittish,so.... We are in our mid 40's and do a bit of hiking, mostly beginner rated but some moderate to difficult hikes. How challenging is the hike? I was planning on bringing 2 pairs of walking shoes, but do you think a hike like this would call for hiking boots? I have a pair that are ultra lightweight and could pass for ever day shoes,...More
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Derrycunihy woods..I wore my Lt. Wt. W.P. boots on the plane, well broken in.